but when you're manic, oh, it's so addicting. you know, i have finished novels in two weeks in manic stages. just staying up, you know, two days in a row writing and great stuff often. i mean, you're crazy. so, you get these incredible images. you know, forget yo yo ma's cello. i mean, it ends up being, you know, i'm, well, i'm hearkening back to somebody like sylvia plath, you know, writing colossus, you know, daddy, you know, "you do t do." you know, which directly comes out of mental illness. and depression and mania. i would venture that most of the world's great art has come out of manic periods in an artist's life. >> but has it ever occurred to you that there's been more preoccupation with sylvia plath's illness than with her poetry? >> oh yeah. i mean, there's a new biography out about her. and it's the same story. it's about her craziness. >> why is that? >> i think we're more interested in the biography.